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SM Adam volume 21/57


[8] Preliminary design for adding wings, links and an entrance loggia to the house, c1768, unexecuted


Elevation of the side (south) front of the southern pavilion, being a two-and-a-half-storey, nine-bay building, with a pitched roof, and the central three bays projecting and supporting a portico of paired pilasters and a pediment. On the first floor the central bay contains a Venetian window within a relieving arch, and to either side are alternating rectangular windows and sculpture-filled niches. Above is an isometric perspective showing the south and west fronts of the pavilion, containing a Venetian window within a relieving arch on the east front, and set above a half-height basement


to a scale


South End of one Wing of Eaton Hall and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1768
    datable to 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (297 x 460)


Robert Adam


Cartouche surmounted by fleur-de-lis


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 1992, Volume II, p. 124
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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